Senior PNT Test Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Senior PNT Test Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Job Description:

UDRI is looking for a senior level Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Test engineer to join the PNT group. This position will be responsible for working, as part of a diverse and skilled technical team, to write software to interface with hardware for our customers conducting alternative navigation research. The ideal candidate will have 8+ years experience writing software drivers for various types of navigation equipment in multiple software languages and be comfortable with handling priority shifts and deadlines effectively.

This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers heath, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or other relevant technical field
2. 8+ years of directly related experience is required
3. Successful experience developing software using C++, Python, and Java
4. Effective written and verbal communication skills
5. Eligibility to obtain a United States SECRET clearance (or higher) is required for ongoing employment in this position
6. Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

1. Master's degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant technical field
2. Demonstrated, effective interpersonal skills
3. Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities
4. Active SECRET clearance
5. Comfortable with travel to remote test events 10-15% of the year
6. Professional experience or familiarity with:
6.1: Interfacing with navigation aiding sensors
6.2: Installing, configuring, and working with software in Linux environments
6.3: Source code version control systems such as Git, or similar
6.4: Database software development
6.5: Containerizing code into Docker images and deploying Docker containers
6.6: Experience developing software to communicate and exchange information (e.g. commands, status, data) with hardware devices, sensors, and/or systems
6.7: Experience synchronizing systems with external time sources
6.8: Remote flight testing experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.